Gander bullying Goose

Discussion in 'Geese' started by scot123, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. scot123

    scot123 In the Brooder

    Jan 1, 2013
    Central Ohio
    We have a pair of Egyptian geese that are about three years old. The goose has not yet lay any eggs. They have been together in a pen by themselves, and have been very tolerant of each other until several days ago. Now the gander has begun bullying the goose. He chases her around the pen and nudges at her. He only seems content when she is jammed into a corner of a nesting box, and then he lays next to her. The only change in their routine is that we have had a lot of snow recently and the birds have all spent more time cooped up. Does this sound like anything to be concerned about?

    Thanks for your help!

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Hopefully someone really experienced with Egyptians will chime in. I do know that they can be aggressive and kill other birds. I'd be concerned that his aggression might escalate and he might injure or kill her. Make sure that she is being allowed to eat and drink. Good luck at resolving this situation.
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    you will want to move to the Ornamental thread here on BYC to chat with others who own and can advise about your geese
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    RoseComb Ryan has this breed and maybe able to give advise you might try PMing him.

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